Do any of you beauties have like 3,496 makeup brushes like me? I currently have two brush holders overflowing and am always searching for the “right” one for the job. Becca Cosmetics is making things easy for us with theBECCA The One Perfecting Brush ($49) which is supposed to revolutionize our daily ritual and save us time— BIG TIME (get it? hee hee). The brush boasts the ability to replace ten brushes and beauty tools: foundation, powder, contour, bronzer, stipple, blush, fan, concealer brushes, kabuki, and sponge. It takes the guesswork out of brush work! It can be used with liquids, crèmes, powders and anything in between. Non-porous, high-quality goat hair allows product to sit on top of bristles rather than absorbing, ensuring a seamless application with no wasted product. This is one reason I don’t use a foundation brush–it eats all my expensive liquid foundation! When BECCA says the One will replace all your brushes, they mean the brushes you use on your face–duh! So don’t go trying to apply eyeshadow or to use this brush for smaller detail work.
The density of the brush creates a smooth, even and airbrushed application every time. Flat edges fit the linear contours of your face while curved corners allow for targeted, more precise application. Long, flexible bristles make a variety of application techniques possible – like targeted application, stippling, blending, contouring and highlighting. I’ve never used anything like it!
The One Perfecting Brushseems like an odd shape for a brush–it is quite large. However, the unique handle and soft-touch finish fits perfectly in your hand and provides great control. It looks like powder products would apply like one big stripe, but this brush is fabulous for a diffused, airbrushed look thanks to the super soft bristles. They are so soft I want to brush it over my whole body or sleep with it like a kitty. Too bad it doesn’t purr or in this case bleat. Ummm, maybe that’s not such a good idea after all.
A good place to start if you’re unsure of how to use the brush is to contour with it using bronzer. It applies bronzer and blush beautifully. Dab one end of the brush in the bronzer and blend down. The part of the brush that has no product on it will pull through and blend. It’s absolutely fabulous for powder foundation or powder products as well. If you’re a mineral makeup girl, you NEED this!
Here are a few tips from BECCA on how to use The One Perfecting Brush!
FOUNDATION: Using the broad side of the brush, sweep foundation horizontally across forehead and then move to cheeks & chin. Finish by sweeping vertically down the nose using the narrow surface of the brush.
HIGHLIGHTER / SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR™: Using the narrow surface of the brush, sweep illuminator down the tops of cheek bones and down the bridge of nose.
CONTOUR / MINERAL BRONZING POWDER: Using the narrow surface of the brush, sweep brush under cheek bones, down sides of nose, and around temples.
BLUSH / BEACH TINT: Using the corner of the brush, buff into apples of cheeks using a circular motion & blend out.
Bottom Line: although a bit pricey at $49, BECCA’s The One Perfecting Brush is worth it considering it takes the place of so many other brushes. The bristles are super soft and it works wonderfully for a soft focus, flawless look perfect for over 40 women!